Anahita Razmi @ Carbon.12

The press release for Anahita Razmi’s current exhibition at Carbon.12 in Dubai describes an alien landing on Earth, who immediately demands to be taken to the planet’s leader. In Take Me to Your Leader, Razmi asks who leads and who misleads. Playing on her own personal dichotomy — as an Iranian woman who grew up […]

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Lateral Futures @ Other – Space

Have you ever felt surprised by the way the present unfolds? Have you ever thought that the present before you now (a future of another time) is unrecognisable? Or at the every least improbable? The chances are that you have, and it would seem that if you have, you’re not alone. – Curatorial Text, Lateral Futures In […]

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Akram Zaatari @ New Art Exchange

Have we forgotten? Don’t we remember how it used to be, you and I? When we laughed, louder and louder Our innocent heartbeat, Our memories, our moments together Was it all an illusion? On the ground-floor gallery of the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, a four-channel film is projected in the round like a psychedelic […]

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Facing the Enemy @ Palais de Tokyo

Two exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris are running concurrently that employ huge immersive installations to subvert our ideas on all things moral and political. Across large curated spaces Neil Beloufa’s L’ennemi de mon ennemi and Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel’s One and Other present the audience with work that will shock, scare […]

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Basma Alsharif @ Mosaic Rooms

We are sick with an illness that cannot be cured If only I can alleviate the pain That I have myself created in you A pain that only you can relieve me of So that we will never be free Basma Alsharif’s trio of film installations at the Mosaic Rooms is a delicate and sensual […]

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Alex Da Corte @ Josh Lilley

Somewhere in the heart of Fitzrovia lies a gallery that has been given a psychedelic makeover. Neon signs, fluorescent lighting and 90s style box-televisions have taken over the traditional gallery environment so that not an inch of white wall space at Josh Lilley remains in sight. This surreal utopia is what makes up BAD LAND, […]

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Anish Kapoor @ Lisson

The inside of the Lisson Gallery looks like it has just been taken over by Martians. There is red everywhere. Large unexplained craters are lying around the gallery space, while images of abstract forms appear on the walls. The current environment at Lisson however, has not been left in such a state by visitors from […]

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